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This is a glossary of aviation abbreviations from the Australian CAA. The aviation jargon being rather standardised all over the world, it is 99% correct for use in Europe as well.
 


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Right (runway system identification)
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Red
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Restricted Area (followed by number)
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Radio Telephone
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Rain
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Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services
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Radius
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Regional Area Forecast Centre
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Runway Arresting Gear
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Ragged
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Runway Alignment Indicator
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Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
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Repair and Maintenance
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Regulatory Advisory Panel
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Regional Airspace Users Advisory Committee
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Radar Picture (MET)
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Radar Advisory Service
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Regional AIS System Centre
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RAM Air Turbine
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Request For Corrective Action
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Reach Cruising Altitude,
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Rescue Coordination Centre
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Reach, Reaching
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Runway Centre Line
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Runway Centre Line Lights
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Runway Centre Line Marking
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Radial
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Radio
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Recent (used to qualify weather phenomena, eg RERA = recent rain)
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Receive, Receiver, Received
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Runway Edge Lights
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Reference to... Refer to...
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Registration
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Runway End Lights
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Report, Reported, Reporting, Reporting Point
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Request, Requested
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Re-route
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Reserve Fuel
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Runway end safety area
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Restrictions
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Review
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Regional Forecasting Centre (Met)
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Request for change
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Rescue and Fire Fighting Services
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Radio Height
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Right-hand Circuit
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Reclearance in Flight
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Restricted Instrument Flight Take-off
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Radar information service
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Report Leaving
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Relay to
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Runway Lead-in Lighting
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Remark(s)
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Root Mean Square
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Area navigation
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Required navigation performance
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Registered operator
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Regional OPMET Bulletin Exchanges
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Rate of Climb
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Rate of Descent
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Route Forecast (in aeronautical meteorological code)
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Rules and practices for aerodromes
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Regulatory Performance Indicator
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Runway Point of Intercept
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Radar Position Indicator
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Revolutions Per Minute
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Regular public transport
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Require(d)
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Requirements
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Report Reaching
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Routine Reportable Matters
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Rescue Sub-Centre
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Runway Surface Condition
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Responder Beacon
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En route Surveillance Radar
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Return to Base
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Route
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Radio Telephone
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Runway Threshold Light(s)
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Runway Threshold Identification Lights
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Return, Returned, Returning
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Registered training organisation
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Rejected take-off
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Return to Service
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Runway Touchdown Zone Light(s)
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Runway visual range
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Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
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Runway Strip
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Runway

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